Vintage, Retro, Kitsch - It's All in Demand!
Daniel Goddard reflects on how trendy retro-vintage is becoming on a recent stroll
through Exeter on the way to the cinema, noting the firm's recent highly succesful
vintage cloth, jewellery and luggage sale and comments on a kitsch/vintage/retro
alarm clock that recently caught his eye.
A kitsch/vintage/retro alarm clock that attracted Daniel Goddard's eye.
I noticed another retro-vintage shop has popped-up in South Street here in Exeter.
South Street has always had an edge in terms of fashion and vintage lead by The
Real McCoy arcade which for decades has sold trendy new and recycled clothing and
And now, in the vicinity, there are a handful of other outlets trading in Retro
clothing and costume, interior design, furniture, music, ornament and artefact.
I passed the new store en route to a Sunday evening at The Picturehouse (to see
the Absolutely Fabulous movie - not great, so now looking forward to Jason
Bourne) and we stopped to look in.
The small shop is a cross between an American diner on Happy Days, a scene
inside Richard Harris' terraced house in This Sporting Life and the bric-a-brac
stall at the vicarage fete – but each to their own and there's no doubt about the
current fashion for vintage.
In fact, we recently held a very successful
sale of vintage cloth, jewellery and
and what caught my eye in one of our recent auction sales was the kitsch/vintage/retro
alarm clock pictured here.
- Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
- Vintage/Retro Auctions
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